Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Less singing, more writing, please.

Yes the bookkeeper is indeed still writing. She doubts that she's going to write fifty thousand words, but she's still going to keep on writing to the end!

If you didn't know, the bookkeeper's brother is writing a novel this month, too. Bookkeeper refuses to be outdone, so she's not going to give up.

Thursday, November 8, 2012

"Oh yeah, I'm writing a novel"

Bookkeeper's word count is dismally low. 

This may have something to do with how Joel has been sitting and staring at her with a "you are so boring, why would anyone want to read anything you write" expression. 

As the bookkeeper recalls, there were moments like this last year as well:

She's now convinced that Joel is her inner editor given a physical form. 

Monday, November 5, 2012


Word count: 6,221

Yes, that really is how the bookkeeper started her novel. Really hooks the reader, eh?

Anyway, here are the nanoisms Bookkeeper promised in her last post:

All I was able to do was think back to the excitement that had gone on Yerterday.

Bookkeeper may have just invented a new holiday.

...If indeed she had really set up camp for herself here in these dark and tree filled woods.

Let's hope woods are filled with trees! (Or trees are filled with wood, or whatever)

The bookkeeper's subconscious is trying to tell her to read more great literature.

And unfortunately, that's all the nanoisms Bookkeeper has for today. So farewell, and if you're also writing a novel this month, good luck with your word-counts!

Especially if you're hand writing, and half of your writing time is spent counting.

Friday, November 2, 2012

Handwriting a NaNoWriMo Novel

Word count: 3,445

This is the third NaNo novel the bookkeeper has written by hand, and by now she's started to see a pattern in what people think of handwriters.

Bookkeeper: I'm going to write a fifty-thousand word novel in one month...

Friend: Wow, that's a great goal.

Bookkeeper: hand.

Friend: By HAND? Are you crazy?

The consensus seems to be that people handwrite because they are old-fashioned, determined, and/or a bit pretentious. But is this true?

Not exactly. At least in Bookkeeper's case, it's more like this:

Now, the bookeeper knows that most (if not all) of the people reading this blog write on the computer, so now, just so you can appreciate the land of lead and eraser crumbs, here is a short summary of how Bookkeeper hand writes.

Because habitually draws on everything, she's designed her own NaNoWriMo paper with a space for the word count and extra-wide margins to doodle in.

Please, feel free to print these out and use them. Or not, but they're harder to draw on that way.

After they're printed out, the bookkeeper punches holes in the papers and puts 'em in a three ring binder. She doesn't actually write in the binder, the binder is just there to keep the pages together when she's not writing.

The binder usually sits next to Bookkeeper's drawing/writing desk, or on the floor.

Why the bookkeeper mostly updates with drawings - the photos are all grainy and blurry.

The actual writing is done on the writing desk with Bookkeeper's trusty favorite pencil.

Which needs it's own picture for some reason

Well, that's all for today, enjoy this picture of Sarah while the bookkeeper scans her writing for some NaNoisms to put in her next post.

Thursday, November 1, 2012

NaNoWriMo. Again.

Welcome to Bookkeeper's NaNoWriMo blog! At least that's what it's starting to feel like - the only times Bookkeeper consistantly posts is when she's writing a novel with a time limit and a word goal.

This year the bookkeeper is writing a story about a girl named Sarah who has a hook for a right hand (no, she's not a pirate).

The story hasn't been planned out very well, seeing as the bookkeeper only came up with the idea last night. But according to her brainstorming there's going to be airships! And clockwork dragons! And a mechanical shoe that can fold laundry! (Brainstorming is fun when you're sugar-high and sleep deprived!)